Pesach Updates/New Products
The following is a list of stores that a Jew may purchase from immediately after Pesach…
99 Cent Store
Fresh & Easy
Nuts & More
Smart & Final
Target (in California)
Wine & Liquor Depot
The O/U tells us that Barney Basics brand Almond Flour is Kosher L’Pesach with no special Pesach symbol required.
Amaranth and Peanuts are not used by Ashkenazim on Pesach.
According to the O/U, the following items are considered Kitniyos…
Butter from Clover, Mooririver and Springbok, both salted and unsalted, with a regular BD logo kosher logo are fine to use for Pesach.
The following Kosher L’Pesach products can be found on Koshervitamins.com…
Adirondack – Maple Syrup (Kof-K)
Bakol – Organic Blue Agave Syrup (O/UP)
Blue Green – Organic Light Blue Agave Nectar (O/K)
Dr. Faiman’s – Mimalayan Salt (cRc)
Freedom – chocolate Coconut (O/U)
Geebaums – Red Quinoa (O/UP)
Goldbaums – Organic Chia Seeds and Almond Flour
Grain Brain – Carob Powder (Rabbi Binyomin Halevi Gruber)
Haddar – Cashew Butter and Milk Powder (Cholov Yisroel – O/UP)
Haddar – Olive Oil Cooking Spray (KAJ)
Health Garden – Coconut Sugar and Confection Sweetener (O/U)
La Bonne – White Quinoa
Lieber’s – Stevia Sweets (Rabbi Weissmandl)
Manischewitz – Cashew Butter (O/UP)
Matt’s Munchies – Mango Acai Fruit Snacks (Heart K)
Mishpacha – Coconut Flour (O/U)
Natural Earth – Organic Quinoa (Star-KP)
Rorie’s – Grain Free Flour Blend (Rabbi Binyomin Halevi Gruber)
Wellbee’s – Super fine Almond Flour (Rabbi Mordechai Ungar Machon L’Kashrus)
Kirkland Signature FRozen Atlantic & Wild Salmon is under the O/U and Kosher for Pesach. This product should first be rinsed with water before using for Pesach.
From The Star-S P: Non-Kitniyos Products for Pesach (Kosher L’Pesach for both Sephardim and Ashkenazim)
The following are some of the products certified by the Star-S (Pesach foods for Sephardim) that are Kosher L’Pesach for both Sephardim and Ashkenazim…
All Chalak Beit Yosef L’Sephardim when bearing the Star-SBeit Yosef label (Bierig Brothers (boxed veal), Glatt Ranch (boxed beef), M&D Glatt (boxed lamb and veal) and Regal Foods (boxed beef)
De La Rosa Vineyards (Star-SP required) Brandy, Grappa, IceWine, Wines and Organic Grape Juice.
Rabbi Eidlitz’s Annual Pesach Shiur goes virtual this year.
Exodus brand Hopped Cider and Beef Jerky are now under Star-K supervision for Pesach.
Sea Castle brand Flat Anchovies and Seaweed Snack are now certified Kosher for Pesach by O/U supervision.
Tuscanini brand Sparkling Grapefruit, Lemon and Orange Water is now certified Kosher for Pesach under Badatz Milan supervision.
Heave & Earth brand Croutons Medley Mix Veggie Toppers and Beet Sticks Veggie Toppers are now certified Kosher under O/KP (kosher for Pesach) supervision.
The Cheese Guy brand Harvati with Dill, Smoked Provolone (semi hard cheese) and Danish Blue Cheese are now under O/UP (kosher for Pesach) supervision.
Noway’s brand No Way It’s Gluten Free Rolls are now certified Kosher (for Pesach) under O/UP supervision.
Kosher Paws brand Turkey and Chicken Dog and Cat food is now certified Kosher (for Pesach) under O/UP supervision. This product is also Kitniyos free as well as non-Gebrokts.
Latest Pesach Alerts
19 Nissan 5780 — April 13, 2020 3:40 pm
A limited amount of Oh! Nuts White Chocolate Covered Pretzels with Gold Pearls were mistakenly labeled with an OKP
A limited amount of Oh! Nuts White Chocolate Covered Pretzels with Gold Pearls were mistakenly labeled with an OK-P>
Please be advised that A limited amount of Oh! Nuts White Chocolate Covered Pretzels with Gold Pearls from Oh! Nuts Brooklyn, NY 11230 were mistakenly labeled with an OKP This product is NOT kosher for Passover. Corrective actions are being taken.
19 Nissan 5780 — April 13, 2020 3:50 pm
Klein’s Naturals Cranberry was mistakenly printed with the OKP
Klein’s Naturals Cranberry Mix of Klein’s Naturals Brooklyn, NY 11232 was mistakenly printed with the OK-P
Please be advised that Klein’s Naturals Cranberry Mix of Klein’s Naturals Brooklyn, NY 11232 was mistakenly printed with the OKP symbol. This product is NOT certified for Passover. Corrective actions are being taken.
The cRc policy on buying Bottled Mineral Water on Pesach is:
All water is acceptable for Pesach if free of carbonation, flavors, vitamins or other sensitive ingredients (like caffeine and calcium citrate). However, the following ingredients are not an issue for Pesach: calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, magnesium oxide, magnesium sulfate, potassium bicarbonate, potassium chloride and sodium chloride. Please note that coconut water needs a special Pesach certification.
Lipton Chicken Consume was found at Smart & Final in the Pesach section with only a Badatz Kosher symbol, Kosher year round, but without a Pesach designation. This was an error on the part of the store (putting it in with the Pesach products) and is a common error in many grocery stores. Please be careful when purchasing any item for Pesach from a Pesach display to be sure it has a Kosher for Pesach symbol.
From The O/U: Pesach News – The Following Items are not Considered Kitniyos, but may require special checking due to contamination from Chometz
Due to possible Chometz contamination in the following items (i.e. grow right next to chometz crop etc.), the following items should be used on Pesach only with a proper Pesach certification…
Locust Bean Gum
The O/U tells us that 100% Pure Maple Syrup with an O/U is acceptable for Pesach, even without a special Pesach certification.
From The Scroll K of Denver: Pesach Alert – J&J Low Fat Cottage Cheese in East Side Kosher Deli (Denver)
Some containers of J&J Low Fat Cottage Cheese (Green and white 16 oz. container) with the Date on the bottom of 4/22/2020, may have been sold in the Pesach section of the East Side Kosher Deli. This item is NOT marked Kosher for Pesach and is NOT Kosher for Pesach. All J&J Low Fat Cottage Cheese that are marked Kosher for Pesach are, indeed, Kosher for Pesach.
According to Rav Sterhbach, vaping is considered in the category of food (eating) and therefore, because of non-Kosher flavoring, vaping all year round is problematic from a Kashrus standpoint, and also may contain elements which may also be Chometz – an issur on Pesach. That is why he feels that this product needs proper Hashgacha all year round as well as for Pesach. NOTE: Vaping has been deemed to be dangerous to one’s health.
The Kof-K does NOT certify Joyva products as Kosher for Pesach.
The Star-K pre-packaged bags of salad require the Star-KP symbol for Pesach use.
The NorthShore University HealthSystem system currently uses disposable gloves that have oat powder added to the inside to help maintain moisture on the hands of the employees who wear these gloves many hours a day. The oat powder is assumed to be Chometz and edible and therefore Jewish healthcare workers should not use these gloves on Pesach, as doing so would be considered to be having Hana’ah (benefit/pleasure) from Chometz. It is permitted for Jewish patients to be treated by healthcare workers wearing these gloves on Pesach and those who want to be extra careful about avoiding Chometz should wash their hands afterwards. The brand is believed to be “Restore”.
Unflavored, Purified Water generally does not require certification for Pesach. However, when containing a Citric Acid, such as Kirkland brand, which lists “calcium citrate” in its ingredients, the water should NOT be used without reliable Pesach certification. Unflavored water, with other minerals added, do NOT require certification for Pesach.
Due to the current Coronavirus concerns, this year, the Star-K allows any Hand Sanitizer may be used. It should be purchased before Pesach.
Oat Milk is now commonly available and should NOT be confused with Soy Milk, as Oat milk is Chometz. Check in the current Kashrus Conscience for Pesach to see which Soy Milks are not contaminated from Oat Milk machinery.